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May 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of the rackets. >> next, edward lengel, editor-in-chief of the papers of george washington, explores the transformation of our first president into a national similar symbol. >> good afternoon, and thanks to all of you for coming. we at the washington papers are in the business of preserving and transcribing and publishing all of washington's letters. so you can imagine our surprise a number of years ago when we received a letter from george washington. [laughter] written to us. and he was alive and well and living, where else, but in cincinnati. [laughter] actually, it was a gentleman who claimed to be the reincarnation of george washington -- [laughter] who was eager and willing to off us his -- offer us his help in understanding the great man's life. well, some time after that a group of very well dressed individuals came into our office, and our then-editor-in-chief, bill abbott, met with them, and they said they had some materials and information pertaining to george washington that they'd be delighted to share with us and to help us out. so they seemed to be very respectable al
May 7, 2011 4:00pm EDT
a history of washington, d.c. during reconstruction in her book, "an example for all the land," and she recounts the works and racial inequality. the discussion is about an hour. [applause] >> good evening. thanks to tom for inviting me to speak here tonight, and also i'd like to thank sabrina for doing such a great job of making arrangements for my visit. i want to talk somewhat briefly in an overview way of what i try to do this in book that i wrote. i'm going to talk about it basically in terms of two threads. first, this book is designed to offer an updated look of washington, d.c. during the civil war and reconstruction that highlights the capitol for understanding construction at large. second, the book makes an argument about the importance of the debate over the meaning of equality in a period after slave emancipation. i want to say something about my approach. i'm interested in the relationship between people and government, policy, and the law. this isn't strictly social or political history. it's not legal history, but it's a combination of all three. the foe -- focus is on t
May 1, 2011 10:00am EDT
presents a history of washington, d.c., during reconstruction. through her book "an example for all the land." the author recounts the city's many organizations and public works that represented racial equality. the discussion is about an hour. >> good evening. thanks for inviting me to speak here tonight, and also i'd like to thank sabrina for doing such a great job making the arrangements for my visit. what i want to do tonight is talk somewhat briefly and kind of an overview way about what i tried to do in this book at that i wrote. i'm going to talk about it basically in terms of two threads. first, this book is designed to offer an updated history of washington, d.c., during the support and reconstruction that highlights the significance of the national capital or understanding reconstruction writ large. and second, the book makes an argument about the importance of the debate over the meaning of equality in a period after slave emancipation. i want to say something about my approach. i'm interested in the relationship between people and government, policy and the law. this is
May 14, 2011 6:15pm EDT
it is to get a business selling. the conclusion of these conversations is washington is part of the problem. it is failing to promote policies that will put our economy on a path to prosperity. the price of gas is a good example and a timely one, too. year after year, politicians talk about the pain at the pump, but they never act. the president promoted brazilian-made energy in brazil while the administration gives our recess this -- keeps our resources under lock and key. energy production can help address the soaring gas prices. this is also important because when you're talking about energy, we are talking about jobs. the cost of energy is directly related to the cost of hiring workers and running a business. the cost of government is also affecting our economy. washington's failure to enact policies that promote long-term economic growth and balance the budget is creating uncertainty for employers and consumers alike. for years, washington kicked the can down the road without facing its spending addiction. not anymore. the american people reject the idea of giving washington a blank ch
May 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a gas pipespump pain surges. good morning, washington. it's thursday, may 12. i am alison starling. >> thanks for being with us. i am pamela brown. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment for traffic. let's start with meteorologist adam caskey. >>> another pleasant day. partly cloudy skies seasonable temperatures in the mid 70's. 55 in the district currently and at dulles airport 57 in culpeper 54 in cumberland. highs in the mid to upper 70's this afternoon, 76. a little more america south of the metro area with a partly cloudy skies. a light breeze. limited sunshine tomorrow means added cloud cover with a few showers possible, especially west of the metro area. the best chance of rain is saturday and sunday. >>> lingering construction on 95 in marylanders near the icc project. on the envelope near fedex field as well. and aldie inner loop in springfield on the way to tysons -- and on the inner loop. who looks good between richmond and baltimore. 270 @ shady grove road is quiet. back to you. >> thank you. >
May 22, 2011 9:30am EDT
"washington business report" wiwith abc7 national corrpondent rebecca cooper. >> thank you for joining us. we had another week of incrementally better news on the economy. the labor department says that payrolls grew in 48 states. the unemployment rate fell in 3 39 states, signaling greater strength in the labor market.. this week, we hit the debt ceiling. the senate gang of six lost a ke republican member, tom coburn. the senator says he has better things to do with his time then tried to stanch the bleeding. he says if there is any sign of life he is willing to report back but for now those talks are on life support. the event planning. the washington area depends on big spending on the fence to keep ourur regional economy running. -- on evevents to keep our regial economy running. what now? his party and defense planning making a comeback? -- event planning making a comeback? lynda webster fouounder chairman and ceo of the webstster group and carol montoya from potomac management resources both businesses in the top tier according to the "washshingtonon business journal." tell us about the
May 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
baltimore and washington is shutdown each way in laurel. southbound diverted at 198 and the amount at 197. both sides of the parkway closed. 95 is the best option. 95 headed south of fredericksburg and towards richmond and at the 118 mile marker there's a fatal investigation. about traffic headed to springfield, there's a fender bender before you move the beltway, no delays. the left side of your screen is northbound up to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the nation will honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in the armed forces today. >> president obama will lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery. jummy olabanji has a look at events to honor the fallen today. >> there will be events going on all across our area. president obama will be at arlington national cemetery. later this morning for the pea wreath laying ceremony. there was annual concert last night. that concert took place on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol. it featured a special tribute to the victims of september 11. honored were the sacrifices of the men and women in the arms purservices as well
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May 28, 2011 2:00am EDT
. >> glenn: she was commissioned by washington. >> she was commissioned because she got the name -- mary is her name. molly is the nickname in the battle of 1778, june, really, really hot day and if you're part of the artillery crew with all of that powder going off and the heat and everything. and so guys were falling from exhaustion, she was running back and forth between the creek and the well carrying pitchers of water for them to keep rehydrated, that's how she got the name molly pitcher. when her husband fainted from exhaustion, she kept the gun firing and did so throughout the rest of the battle. in the end, they found out what she had done. she kept the gun alive. you have to have the rammer and the cleaner, the one that puts the powder -- the guy that fires it, names it. she kept that gun going throughout the battle and at the end she was commissioned as a sergeant in the continental army. now, washington, we think, it may have been general nathaniel green. it was a general that commissioned her. she served throughout the rest of the american revolution. when she died, she was g
May 14, 2011 9:30am PDT
o.k. good evening, board members. i'm a freshman and george washington high school. my goal is to attend college and to do so, i need, of course, at least three to four years of math and science to get into u.c. or c.s.u., so why let budget cuts determine my future? i will not sit here and see my education thrown away out the door. i just studied this year, in the beginning, and i plan on doing dance for several years. it's what keeps me going and a passion i've had for the longest time from elementary school through middle school and up to now. as you can see, it's a pretty big deal to me. not only are you cutting dance class but you are also -- i don't have enough years of my world language and i would like to take spanish for the next three years but now that budget cut will cut me so i will only have to do two years. please stop our budget cuts and find the money in your budget, please, somewhere else. thank you for listening. [applause] >> good evening, my name is john frank. i am a music teacher at hoover middle school but i'm here in support of the reinstating the lin
May 1, 2011 9:30am EDT
>> business news from the capital region. this is a "washington bususinesss report,"," with abc7 national correspondent rebecca cooper. thank you thank you for joining us. it was philosopher rene descartes to separate numberser like of the men are very rare. this week proved that. while the donald was busy claiming he is about as perfect as they come, the numbers this week were mixed. on the jobs front, good news. members at the gas pump, they keep going up, thrtening to slow down if not halt the recovery. over shattering the numbers was a history making event, a a peek behind the curin in the first ever press conference wh the chairman of the federal reserve. >> higher s and oil prices make ecomic developments less favorable by draining purchasing power fromom houseseholdss. higher gas prices are also bad fofor recovery. ey cause growth cline as well. it is aouble whammy. >> when you run the u.s. central bank people pay attention to what you say. our top guest is someone who will have influence on the thinking. john lane is president and ceo of bethesdsda based congressional ban
May 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
laden's body. good morning, washington at 5 a.m. begins right now. thank you for joibing us. traffic and earth every ten minutes. we want to start with you. nicer out there than this time yesterday. >> a good soaking for the lawn and garden. clear skies and winds will change. >> 27 now in the district. a cool start today. 47 in lexington park. highs in the upper 60's. still bless and. you can keep the air conditioner off today. if ken al worth avenue or 202 are your normal commutes, you'll find them stressed. we'll bring you details of what happened there in a moment. live 95 traffic. now to breaking news. >> we do begin with this breaking news. the b. w. parkway where a double shooting shout down the highway and police are searching for clues. >> good morning, i'll tell you we are on the b. w. parkway where you would get on northbound. can you see this scene going on behind us. park police have it shut down. the reason is that park police are invest sgating an overnight shooting. two men were taken to the hospital and expected to survive. they closed a section of the parkway and exp
May 15, 2011 9:30am EDT
region. this is "washington business report" with abc7 national correspondent rebecca cooper. >> thank you for joining us. the numbers are in. we are paying more for food and gas. 3.2%. there is a glimmer of hope, as the price of oil is down from its peak levels. decision one is whether to hire. lyles carr the senior vice president of the mccormick group is w with us. lyle, welcome to "washington business report." a lot of people turn to you for input on what is going on in the economy. how are you feeling overall about the washington area of economy? >> we are very positive. business i is up. we are seeing that in the marketplace. >> what i have heard some people say is whether there is confidence returning to the marketplace is slowly reflecting its self in the executive search stockmarket. is that where you are seeing? >> there has been a balance. it will be up 40%. the headline is that the employees are probably now less cautious, more optimistic, then the employers. >> that is really good news. >> the employees are back in the market. we have been saying that they will be ready to
May 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
in music. a student at washington high school collected on his own. so, please, this is really not fair to all our kids at lincoln and all the kids who are matriculating into lincoln from the other middle schools. it's an equity issue. we do need to have a sequential arts program. thank you very much. [applause] [instrumental music]. >> good afternoon, my name is martin areola and i'm a junior at lincoln high school. sadly, this year as well as next year i will not be able to participate in any music program at my high school. me, along with 40 other students at lincoln high school are devastated. this is a list of 40 juniors at lincoln who love music as much as i do and would wish for you guys to keep mr. pane's promise and reincarnate the music program for the 2011-2012 scholastic school year. thank you. president mendoza: i'm sorry, i'm going to have to have you speak into the microphone and identify yourself, please. >> this is kevin sand and he has been my student at roosevelt middle school for three years and he's an excellent base player. he was assigned lincoln high school. this
May 21, 2011 6:15pm EDT
-qaeda after osama bin laden with daniel green of the washington institute for near east policy and the latest on the mississippi floods with the lieutenant general rusel honore. that is live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. this past week, president obama gave a commencement address of a high-school in mid this, tenn. that won his race to the top education competition. he talked about how all the schools innovations' increased the graduation rate and college enrollment. he also urged congress to change the new child left behind law. he is followed by senator hutchison who talks about her proposal to assist leaseholders impacted by last year's drilling moratorium. >> this week, i went to memphis, tenn., where i spoke to the graduating class of booker t. washington high school. this commencement was especially hopeful because of just how much the kids at booker t. washington high school had overcome. this is a school and in the middle of a tough neighborhood. there's a lot of crime. there's a lot of poverty. and just a few years ago, only about half the students graduated from the school. just a hand
May 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
's what's making news in america this mor good morning, washington on your side. >> straight ahead this morning, breaking news, a double shooting on a busy highway brings traffic to a stand still. good morning, washington. it's thursday the fifth day of may. >> we'll look at traffic every 15 minutes and first look at the weather. >> temperatures today will be in the upper 60's. >> look at these chilly morning temperatures. 45 in martinsberg. couple land is under a frost advisory. a lot of sunshine but it will be breezy. up to 30 miles an hour out of the northwest. high temperature, 68 in the afternoon. 95 south bound with construction. also working on the inner loop at springfield and 395. 66 westbound, inside the beltway, overnight construction. typically, they leave that one in place until about 6:00 and we are keeping an ion 270. now with breaking news. >> that's right. police are investigating a double shooting on the washington park way. they are hospitalized with none life threatening injuries. the northbound route could be close the much of the morning. we'll have the latest
May 3, 2011 11:00pm EDT
emision de noticias de las 11-de la noche.. buenas la comunidad latina de washington celebra en forma discreta un ansario mas de los violentos disturbios que ha0 sacuan a la capital despues de policia novata disparara contra un inmigrante embriagado..alfredo los residentes del condado de deberan pagar cinco centavos adicionales cada vez que hagan compras y necesiten bolsas de papel y plastico... asi lo aprobo hoy el concejo municipal que espera generar mas de un millon de dolares el proximo año.. sin embargo no todos ven bien esa medida en momentos cuando muchos ya tienen sus una porcion de los ingresos seran destinados a programas de limpieza.. la medida entrara en efecto el primero de enero y aplicara a casi todos los negocios y no solo los el gobierno federalesta elevar alerta tras la muerte del lider de la red terrta alqaeda, ma binladen..el departamento de seguridad de la patria advirtio a los gerentes de las empresas y negocios locales de washington, que la amenaza terrorista podria ahora llegar en forma de acciones individuales... la jefa policia kathy lanier, dijo q
May 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
. the partly cloudy to clear sky in the washington monument. a live picture from our city camera. the sub roo-- sunrise is 6:06. a bright sunny day. highs near 70 mid afternoon. not quite as cold tonight. look at your planner coming up. >> good morning, everyone. happy thursday. we're getting closer and closer to friday. it's just around the bend. the american legion bridge, good start. no hangups to report dealing with dry pavement this morning. tyson's corner around the pike for that matter. head on over to virginia along interstate 66, westbound, overnight construction leading fallston to falls church. eastbound, it's open. north from riverdale parkway to the beltway remains closed. the police activity. you can use 50 or kennel worth avenue as alternate routes. >>> breaking news out of iraq this morning. 13 people are dead after a suicide bomber crashed into a barrier outside of the police building. it happened in hila south of baghdad. iraqi officials say the force of the blast knocked over concrete barriers that surround the building. 30 others were wounded in that attack. >>> residents
May 6, 2011 11:00pm EDT
donde celebrar el día de la madre, mínimas de 50, 54 grados en washington, y a nivele nacional, las temperatura altas continúan en el sur del país, mientras que todo el norte continúa luchando con las lluvias, y también al noroeste la posible nieve que se presente durante el fin de semana. las temperaturas en este momento, tenemos 70 en washington, más al norte entre los 66, y continuará así durante la noche, los vientose de este momento, desde el sur con 18 millas por hora, y espero que tenga un lindo fin de semana, en el día de la madre, regreso contigo. >> nitza: gracias y nos vamos a comerciales pero regresamos en breve con más información en telenoticias washington, en breve. más cartas sospechosas llegan a escuelas de washington. un joven muere en trágico accidente en arlintong. ♪ >> nitza: las autoridad de washington, investigan diez cartas más que han llegado a diferentes escuelas de la ciudad con polvo blanco adentro, la situación tiene a la ciudad capital en ascuas y contemplando la posibilidad de recibir más cartas. >> continuan llegando cartas con un pol
May 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
and humidity have moved into the washington region. "good morning washington at 5:00 a.m." begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's monday, memorial day, may 30. i am greta kreuz. >> i am scott thuman. we will check in with traffic in a moment. let's get to adam caskey. it's going to be high. -- hot >> there's a need advisory that starts at noon and will last all the way until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow -- heat advisory. starting the day in the low to mid 70's 8. when the average flow is in the 60's and you are starting in the mid 70's, its point to be a hot day -- it is going to be hot. there's a need advisorheat advisory starting at noon today and lasting until 8:00 tomorrow night. temperatures will be a little warmer tomorrow, mid to upper 90's. it will feel like above 100 degrees when you factor in the humidity. now to breaking traffic. >>> ongoing investigation closes 295/b-w parkway. it will be closed in each direction. northbound traffic is diverted as you make your way up 97. southbound traffic is diverted at 198 on the
May 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
>> drivers hit the road to get out of town for the holiday weekend. "good morning washington" continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. happy memorial day weekend. friday, may 27. i am greta kreuz. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. we have made it to friday. if it will really feel like summer for memorial day. steve rudin is standing by with the latest on the forecast. >> we will crank up the heat and humidity just in time for the big holiday weekend. we will keep the and the storms away from the area sunday into monday. temperatures outside did not cool off much during the overnight. 73 degrees at the airport. off to the west is cooler due to thunderstorms across the potomac highlands and the shenandoah valley. those have fizzled out. 85-94 the daytime highs. chance of thunderstorms tonight mid 60's to low 70's. looks great tomorrow, especially on the beaches, a 85-90. now to traffic with lisa baden. >>> 66, 95, the beltway all the way around looking pretty good. quiet is in southeast
May 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
. there could be more and today. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> it is a clock on this tuesday, may 31. good morning, washington. -- is 6:00. i am scott thuman. we are happy to have cynne simpson with us. >> glad to be here. you can watch alison starling next week at 5:00 and 11:00. it is not outside already. >> is a scorcher. hazy sunshine and high temperatures in the mid 90's. we will challenge records this afternoon again. there's a heat advisory in effect until 8:00 p.m. the night as the humidity and heat will combine for it to feel like it's over 100 degrees. there's a looked at the hazy sunshine this morning over the federal city. mostly sunny skies again today highs in the mid 90's. very humid. not even a cool breeze. light and variable wind. a few degrees cooler tomorrow, but afternoon storms could become severe. >>> commute getting stronger. we are seeing more volume of traffic. somebody has rolled over southbound on the baltimore- washington parkway. that is southbound coming out laurel, this will affect you on your way to the beltway
May 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
, tom? >> we hit the 80s. now it's down into the 40s many locations west and north of washington. we have had waves of rain coming through since last evening and continue to see that through the region on this wednesday morning. right now radar showing a little bit of thunder around fredericksburg as well as the eastern shore near easton. where you see the yellow is heavier rain falling in the shenandoah valley and the border there with virginia and west virginia. we are getting a break from the rain telephone rarely. getting some more moderate rain as well south and east of fredericksburg. and waves of rain yet to come through throughout the morning. you'll need an umbrella and jacket. near 50 in washington. and in the nearby suburbs just near 50 degrees in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, dipped into the 40s. 40s west and north. the front just crossing the bay. east of there it's in the six. low clouds over washington right now. and temperatures will hold steady in the 50s throughout the rest of the morning and into the afternoon we may get up to 60 or so by early to mid
May 10, 2011 7:30pm PDT
nothing against washington or lincoln, but i understand what they want. because all we want is to have everyone's needs met. a project and everything like that. i disturbia try to understand that. it is not possible. sorry. all students want classes. it is just not possible. us complaining about it is not going to hold anything. >> people have had their moments. please allow the student, who is really putting herself up here, and i would really appreciate your respect. thank you. you may finish. >> i feel that we are always faced with these choses -- choices. do you want our students to be more academically focus, or do you want them to be more arts focused? my school has not had that in a really long time. >> thank you. our next speakers are brenda, and -- >> good evening. my name is brenda, and i on -- and i am here on behalf of another. i was told that the school will be closing for budget cuts, and i am here to represent my son, jeffrey. he is 11 years old. a special education student. i was also told that students will be placed in other schools. i am a special and paris. i have b
May 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> this morning thousands more people are heading for higher ground as the mississippi river takes aim at the region in the south. good morning, thanks for being with us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. we begin with local weather. adam caskey has a look at temperatures that are warmer than yesterday. >> it is a warm start today. we have a call deck overhead, which is keeping temperatures upped -- a cloud deck. it is 55 in cumberland, 61 in quantico 55 in culpeper. gray skies this morning. otherwise, sunshine for the majority of the day. high temperatures in the mid 70's. partly cloudy tomorrow, mid 70 pro -- 70's. unsettled weather by saturday with a better chance of showers and storms. >>> the inner loop at braddock road and at 66 and at the toll road has construction projects they are moving at a the way. the belt loop, a little excited 202 normal. looks good on 95, on a way to the rappahannock river cats, there is construction. that will be gone by the time you get there. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we have been talking about
May 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
in the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> the sounds of motorcycles filled the washington, d.c. area. a print -- potential presidential candidates took part in the event. with more of the annual tradition, from northwest washington we have more on the sarah palin appearance as well. but the writers are a long rolling thunder had heard rumors that sarah palin might be. -- >> of the riders along the rolling thunder about had heard rumors that sarah palin might be joining them. >> [unintelligible] >> it might be up for debate, but not the fact that sarah palin is rolling out with rolling thunder and that it got people talking. >> [unintelligible] >> getting on her tour bus this week then on to the back of a hog in tribute to our troops. >> [unintelligible] >> with her family in tow did rod steal some thunder? >> [unintelligible] >> he said that his girlfriend was predicting that it would take a political term when the news first broke. >> [unintelligible] >> even those that say that she would not have their boat, they think that she has the right. >> she has the right to be here just like everyo
May 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
a quienes lleven puesto el cinturón de seguridad. angélica herrera,telenoticias washington, última edición y >> nitza: luego de haber sido acusada de perpetrar avances sexuales contra una de sus estudiantes de 12 años de edad. la policía informó que el profesor de la escuela provocó de forma inapropiada a la niña. el tiene 33 años de edad, llevaba dos años desempeñándose como profesor en el departamento de educación especial de la escuela. - policía de washington busca tres hombres que ingresaron a una vivienda y amarraron y golpearon a sus habitantes. el robo ocurrió a las tres y cuarto de la madrugada del sábado en una vivienda donde recientes y estudiantes y no estudiantes habitan. buscaban a un inquilino que no se encontraba esta noche. dos personasfueron lastimadas. asaltantes se llevaron un computador y otros equipos. - bomberos respondieron a una alerta en la cuadra 12,300 habitantes de la vivienda lograron salir ilesos pero se quedaron sin hogar, miembros de una familia de siete de personas desatendieron el garaje, llevaban 13 años viviendo en la casa
May 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
campaign against the u.s. and its allies. and washington is taking those threats seriously. when u.s. special forces stormed the hideout, they seized computers and documents that contain details of the ongoing danger. the terror network was reportedly considering targeting the u.s. rail network this year, 10 years after the september 11 attacks. washington says it is examining the evidence, but says there is no immediate threat. >>> the u.s. is continuing to launch missile attacks inside pakistan against suspected al qaeda and taliban fighters. up to 17 people have been killed near the afghan border, the first such attack since the raid that killed osama bin laden, which pakistan condemned as an infringement of its sovereignty. >>> an inquest into the london bombings of 2005 has cleared the police and intelligence services of any responsibility for the deaths of the victims. the attacks killed 52 people and wounded more than 700. questions have been raised as to whether the bombings could have been perfected, but the coroner said there was no evidence of failing from the part of an
May 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
wheels for two. it is bike to workday in and around washington. area commuters will ditch the car for today and help out the environment. ralph prizes, giveaways and free refreshmen refreshments. metro bus has bike racks on the front of all of its buses. head over to >>> strauss-kahn will get to move from a jail cell to a city apartment. his bail was set at $1 million, plus, he had to take out a $5 million insurance bond. he will be under house arrest at his wife's rented new york apartment and he must wear an electronic monitoring device. he has been in jail since a hotel made accused him of attempted rape last weekend. the 62-year-old resigned as chief of the imf. he vowed to devote all of his attention to fighting the charges. >>> the white house is getting ready for the arrival of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he will arrive in the united states half hour from now. later this morning he will meet with president obama at the white house. at noon the two are scheduled to give joint statements. it is expected to be a bit contentious. it comes one day after
May 29, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. coming soon to busch gardens williamsburg. >>> live and in hd this is abc7 news "washington weakened." >> sarah palin surrounded. tonight, she is revved up, but is she really running? >> dressed head to toe in black, sarah palin started her bus tour on the back of a motorcycle at the vietnam memorial and grabbing the attention. >> freedom is a god-given right. >> she will go up the east coast to the first primary state of new hampshire. so is this the launch of a presidential campaign or a publicity tour? >> it is the desire on our part to get across america in remind people of how important it is to respect and honor our constitution. >> even republican leaders were in the dark about the state she will travel through. many are wondering if she is serious about running. >> still, she has some hard-core supporters who would follow her no matter where she goes. >> it is frustrating to some who are running. tim pawlenty spoke to christiane amanpour note. >> there are many americans to do not even know my name. >> more than 40% of republicans are not happy, and this weekend, rudy giulian
May 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> later, an annual tradition of lands in washington. good morning, washington. 6:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is friday finally, may 20. i'm scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. we are celebrating that it's friday. we are celebrating that this unsettled weather may finally be settling down. >> yes it will be somewhat settled as we get into the weekend. let's talk about the forecast. right now we have areas of clouds and a few breaks in the clouds. it will look and feel a lot like yesterday. temperatures are comfortable to start. 57 in bladensburg a 53 in sandy spring, 53 in macentreville and 54 in manassas. and mr. sun and clouds today with highs in the mid 70's with a few late-day showers and thunderstorms, -- a mixture of sun and clouds. near 80 degrees tomorrow. 85 on sunday, with a chance of storms at dinnertime. >>> metro rail is on normal service. brunswick trans are 30 minutes late. there was an earlier problem in greenbelt, but the crash is gone northbound b-w parkway, outside the be
May 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
region, a cool morning right now, low and mid 50s. suburbs in rural areas. mid 50s in washington on the bay. but parts of the eastern shore in southern maryland dipped to the 40s away from the waters. the mountains a milder morning there. they're usually cooler. upper 60s in central and west virginia. a view of the sunrise. live pictures from the sky watcher camera. it's stirred by a few clouds on the eastern horizon. by 9:00, in the low 60s. by noon, near 70 in a partly cloudy afternoon in the mid 70s. so dress for a cool morning and a mild afternoon. increasing cloud tonight. a look at the night planner at 6:11. >>> good morning. good morning, everyone. new construction pattern in place at the 14th street bridge. all of the work is completed in the overnight hours. the jersey wall is moved to the middle of the bridge span. so as it stands now, 395 northbound, two lanes to the left to go up to 14th street. two lanes to the right to continue to the southeast-southwest freeway. you want to make a decision before you get mid span because it's beginning to cause some issues and we'l
May 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
in washington d.c. to find out more, visit ♪ >> coming up next, booktv presents "after words," an hourlong program where we invite guest hosts to interview authors. this week wall street veteran william cohan's latest, "money and power," the follow-up to his best-selling book, "house of cards," is an inside story of the rise and continued strength of investment bank goldman sachs. mr. cohan had access to several current and former high-level goldman employees including ceo lloyd blankfein, and he shares his discoveries with chief economics correspondent for the washington times, pennsylvania reese hill -- patrice hill. >> host: mr. cohan, thank you for coming for this interview. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> host: and this is a man who works and lives in new york, works on wall street and is very steeped in the world of wall street, knows what he's talking about. he's written a book, "money and power: how goldman sachs came to rule the world." extremely well written and readable. extremely well researched with more than 100 interviews with the top, um, chairman and ce
May 16, 2011 2:00pm PDT
television, rarely gives a venue to people who refuse to buy into the ruling ideology of washington. we have two parties, they do their job, pretty well. the differences between them limit the terms of the debate. but we know that real change comes from up side of the consensus. real change comes from people making history, dissenting, protesting, agitating, organizing. those voices that challenge the ruling ideology, the two parties, the best of all worlds do a pretty good job, those voices constantly pushed to the areas that you cannot see or hear. you get some voices on your show, amy goodman, "democracy now," but not as a steady presence in the public discourse. tavis: i want to talk about some of the issues in your book, but i have always been fascinated by the fact that you have started out inside the body politic. you were with lyndon johnson, inside the white house, and your views over the years, if one did not know your back store, are not necessarily the story of one who is in government at the level, intrenched where you were. you are hanging out inside the white house and you hav
May 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
terrorista no ha disminuido con la muerte del lider de alqaeda. en algunas ciudades como washington, las autoridades aumentaron las medidas de seguridad desde el domingo. veo que hay mas policia, mas vigilancia, todo lo que ha pasado, si me siento mas seguro. el gobierno ha alertado sobre la posibilidad de intentos de ataques terroristas en venganza por la muerte de osama bin laden, pero expertos creen que la red terrorista no esta organizada. "van a haber hechos variados, y no organizados aqui y alla." mayores medidas de seguridad tambien se han tomado en aeropuertos y las estaciones del ferrocarril que se cuenta hasta el momento. ahora mismo no tenemos informacion de inteligencia especifica o confiable que nos lleve a emitir una alerta bajo el nuevo sistema." el gobierno recientemente cambio el sistema de alerta terrorista. el mes pasado, el gobierno cambio el antiguo sistema de alerta terrorista por colores, reemplazalo por un sistema que solo alerta por amenazas una poderosa exion destruyo una casa causando heridas de co
May 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
and lightning by this afternoon. right now we have temperatures in the low 60s. it's 63 in washington and the nearby suburbs. in the low six. washington monument. a few sprinkles now. we may have sun breaking out from time to time. sunrise a little before 6:00. sunset, 8:15. we will have, though, passing showers this morning. brief, heavy downpours. a greater chance of heavier downpours with thunder and lightning as we reach the mid-70s. gullywashers this afternoon. we'll look at your night planner in 10 minutes. >>> could be another tough morning, talking about the rain and ponding of water. as we always say around construction zones we have reports of high water on the beltway. both directions near braddock road. if you normally travel the west side, i-66 and springfield, be aware of that particularly in areas that don't drain well. heavy rain coming down in a couple spots. no accidents so far. good news there. wilson bridge okay. towns southeast to northeast, uneventful start. >> one of the area's most dangerous stretches of road is about to get a multimillion dollar renovation, a
May 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
>>> you're watching nbc 4, washington's news leader. now live in hd, this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> we begin tonight with an audio message from osama bin laden just released online. it was recorded shortly before his death and the reportedly praises all of the recent protests in the middle east. according to the associated press, bin laden predicts the protests would spread throughout the muslim world. >> al qaeda hoped many governments sympathetic to the west would collapse and strict adherence to islamic law would return in the region. the tape is thought to be one of the last recordings bin laden made before navy s.e.a.l.s sho h and killed him. >>> the d.c. police department is on the defensive by escorts. they found they gave escorts to several celebrities. now, some are calling for the department to come clean. darcy expense certificate is at police headquarters with more on the story. darcy. >> reporter: doreen, are these police escorts is lated incidents or common occurrences. a d.c. council member says he's going to find out. rapper jay-z, singer taylor swift, and mi
May 2, 2011 4:30am EDT
in washington, cloudy morning. cloudy sky over the washington monument and maybe a little sun breaking out midday. a small chance of a passing shower later this afternoon as temperatures climb to the upper 60s to around 70 by midafternoon. now, this morning our sunrise is 6:10. that's getting earlier and earlier. and we're getting later and later sunsets too. the sunset is not until 8:00 this evening. we'll take a look at your night planner. chance for more showers as well coming in. details on that coming up in 10 minutes. eun and joe. >> thanks very much, tom. we'll check on traffic in just a bit. first back to our top story. >>> the crusade to capture the terrorist leader has been years in the making. it was august of last year when president obama was briefed on a u.s. intelligence lead that linked him to a compound in afghanistan. just last week the president determined there was enough intelligence for an operation. u.s. special forces killed bin laden at a firefight at his heavily guarded compound. >> it marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation'sest to defeat al
May 13, 2011 9:35pm EDT
>> production assistance for "inside washington" was provided by allbritton communications and "politico," reporting on the legislative, executive, and political arena. >> i am announcing my presidency pretende president of the edits -- i am announcing my candidacy for president of the united states >> this week on "inside washington," newt gingrich says makes it official. who is next? get ready for another big brawl on capitol hill. >> without significant spending cuts and changes in the way we spend the american people's money, there will be no increase and the debt limit. >> medicare is going broke. >> how did osama bin laden managed to hide out in plain sight a stone's throw from pakistan's west point? >> complicity or incompetence -- absurd. captioned by the national captioning institute >> the republican field is beginning to take shape. this week, a former house speaker newt gingrich announced with a tweet that he is running for the republican presidential nomination. that is it the first, tweeting your nomination. >> there was a much better americ
May 5, 2011 4:25am EDT
>>> scores! what a goal. it seals the deal! >> just like that, the washington caps are swept away in the nhl playoffs, struck down by the tampa by lightning and once again being dream of a stanley cup come to an end. >>> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check. the weather. let's talk about that instead this morning. >> i'm in a bad mood about it, sarah. >> i know. >> let's focus on the weather. 47 at reagan national. 48 in frederick. ocean city, you are cooler than yesterday morning, 48 for you. so temperatures falling back into the mid-40s. i think a few spots will touch the upper 30s. satellite-radar, going to be a nice quiet day. a few clouds moving through at the moment but generally a sunny day. going to be windy at times. breezy to windy later today with winds out of the north and west gusting to about 25 to 30. it won't be a perfectly still day out there as the winds will be a little brisk at times. we should be dry and lots of sunshine expected. 70 your daytime high. look out for the winds gusting to about 30 miles per hour. more
May 15, 2011 9:00pm EDT
washington times", patrice hill. >> host: mr. cohan, thank you for coming for this interview. this is a man who works and lives in new york, works on wall street and is very esteemed in the world of wall street and that's what he's talking about. he's written a book money and power and how goldman sachs extremely well-written and redouble, extremely well research with more than 100 interviews, the top chairman and ceo, six of the top of chairmen and living atop chairman and ceo of goldman sachs plus many of the sort of lower pleaders but still important people in that world, and it's a very serious book. this is not you're hollywood version of the wall street although there are elements of intrigue that could form a plot for hollywood. basically you're going to get all of your details and some of the dry of stuff you have to learn to understand above wall street does nowadays in the complicated financial instruments. so, what i wanted to ask, it's a rather long book up to 600 pages and enjoyable reading for me but i was thinking about sort of the average guy who likes to watch the basketbal
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